Rose Gertrude Namajunas, also known as the Thug Rose, is an American MMA fighter of Lithuanian
descent. An expert in Taekwondo, Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, she is currently competing in the
women’s strawweight segment of UFC and is the current champion.
- Early Life and Career
- Rose Namajunas UFC
- Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Rose Namajunas
- Rose Namajunas Stats
- Rose Namajunas Record
- Rose Namajunas Boyfriend
- Rose Namajunas Net Worth 2019
Early Life and Career
Rose Namajunas picked up combat sports at a very early age, when she started practicing Taekwondo at 5 years old. In the later years, she would also pick up karate, jiu-jitsu, kickboxing and wrestling.
As an amateur MMA fighter, Namajunas had a perfect record of 4-0 between 2010 and 2013. She went pro in 2013 at Invicta Fighting Championship 4. Her first match was against Emily Kagan and she won it via submission. She also won against Kathina Catron in her second professional match, but lost against Tecia Torres.
Rose Namajunas UFC
Rosa Namajunas was signed by UFC in 2013 along with 10 other strawweight fighters for the season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter. In the first-ever UFC strawweight women’s championship, Namajunas went till the final defeating the likes of Alex Chambers, Joanne Calderwood and Randa Markos. But she lost out to Carla Esparza in the Finale in December, 2014.
In the next couple of years, Namajunas managed to bag victories against Anegla Hill, Paige VanZant and Tecia Torres, to whom she had lost previously on Invicta FC.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Rose Namajunas
In 2017, she made happen one of the biggest upsets in UFC history when she knocked out strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk to become the new champion. It is important to note that Namajunas stated after her victory, that she intended to use her new champion status to spread awareness on mental illness.
She managed to defend the title successfully in a rematch with Jedrzejczyk in 2018. But after that she had to take a long break to recover from a case of spinal stenosis.
Rose Namajunas Stats
Wins by KO/TKO:
Wins by Submission:
Wins by Decision:
- UFC Women's Strawweight Champion
- 65 in (165cm)
- 115 lb / 52 kg
Rose Namajunas Record
Listed below is the professional MMA and UFC record breakdown of Rose "Thug" Namajunas.
|Loss||8-4||Jéssica Andrade||KO (slam)||UFC 237||11-May-2019|
|Win||8-3||Joanna Jędrzejczyk||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 223||07-Apr-2018|
|Win||7-3||Joanna Jędrzejczyk||TKO (punches)||UFC 217||04-Nov-2017|
|Win||6-3||Michelle Waterson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Reis||15-Apr-2017|
|Loss||5-3||Karolina Kowalkiewicz||Decision (split)||UFC 201||30-Jul-2016|
|Win||5-2||Tecia Torres||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans||16-Apr-2016|
|Win||4-2||Paige VanZant||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant||10-Dec-2015|
|Win||3-2||Angela Hill||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 192||03-Oct-2015|
|Loss||2-2||Carla Esparza||Submission (rear-naked choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale||12-Dec-2014|
|Loss||2-1||Tecia Torres||Decision (unanimous)||Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg||13-Jul-2013|
|Win||2-0||Kathina Catron||Submission (flying armbar)||Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson||05-Apr-2013|
|Win||1-0||Emily Kagan||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt||05-Jan-2013|
Rose Namajunas Boyfriend
Rose Namajunas has been in a relationship with kick boxer and former mixed martial artist Pat Barry. He is also his training partner and the duo are engaged.
Rose Namajunas Net Worth 2019
As of 2019, the net worth of Rose Namajunas is eastimated to be $250,000.